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  1. Joe917

    Changed to a Cassete Toilet

    Cassettes are horrible switch to a composting toilet
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    Checking out a 1017a soon what should I look for

    I think you'll find the MB NG ended on 88 and became the MB SK (89-98), still with the 917, 1017, etc. designations
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    Checking out a 1017a soon what should I look for

    Our 917 AF was a 1993 chassis, I am almost certain the 1017 and 1217 were available too (according to the sales brochure that came with the truck. There was a 6 speed manual available for for the 1993 917AF although I have never heard of anyone with one. They all seem to be the 5 speed that has...
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    Tripod head question / opinion

    I have not but, I think you will find they are a bit heavier. They are a great option.
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    Tripod head question / opinion

    Personally I only use the fluid head for video. Otherwise its a high quality ball head. Canon 7Dii and 100-400 L Manfrotto 055
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    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    We had the Webasto on an on/off switch originally. At -20C it is no fun jumping out of bed in the morning to start the heater. The thermostat is a perfect solution. It is just a temperature controlled on/off switch. The heatmizer has a lot of adjustability of cut in and out temp range. It also...
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    Engine-heated (Hydronic) hot water?

    The Webasto will also run controlled by a 12v Heatmiser thermostat. Forget the Webasto controller.
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    MB truck owners in North America - is it worth it?

    We had the Heffalump for about 9 years and lived in it for about 5 of those. The previous owner had lived in it full time for 18 years. If you full time in one of these trucks speed becomes less of an issue than if you are doing 1 or 2 week trips. You will probably have to wrench a lot yourself...
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    Whitefeather 4x4 no longer converting

    The awd is a 9 speed with a low 1st gear
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    Whitefeather 4x4 no longer converting

    The AWD version makes the conversion to 4wd a waste of time and money, especially with a rear locker.
  11. Joe917

    Propane Tank Heater Blankets?

    It is more an issue in places that use butane.
  12. Joe917

    Better jack for a long travel suspension an Overlanding vehicle?

    Like Alan says lift the axle when possible. (it's the only way with a 10 tonne truck)
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    looking for a simple set up

    I run maps on an android tablet a fraction of the cost of i#@& no cellular requirement.
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    Unicat Brilliant "smaller" for class 5 chassis (4x4 Dodge/GM/Ford-6x6 Gwagons/Toyota)

    How much below an Earthroamer can they price it?
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    where_the_heffalump_roams 917 AF

    The tachometer is the commercial Tack that keeps track of driver hours. There may be a clock involved but I doubt it has any significant draw.
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    where_the_heffalump_roams 917 AF

    The truck circuits are truck only. No webasto, radio,fridge electric clock🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 The only draws on the truck batteries should be lights, heater fans, air con, starter, wipers, sensors(4X4 locks)
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    where_the_heffalump_roams 917 AF

    It's a good thing you have a 2000km range!
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    where_the_heffalump_roams 917 AF

    The only Camper connection to the truck electrical system is the connection to the B2B. Solar,generator, house loads etc. all go through the house batteries. Even the 12v power supplies and the radio in the cab are supplies from the house batteries (probably the spot lights too)
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